I bought it to replace the standard link. It's very easy to install once you understand that you will not be using the upper axle at all, and that the outside of the upper bearing will be visible. All the hardware is included, and you just gotta make sure that the curved side of the link is facing up. I actually kinda wondered if you could fit a longer shock in there with the curved side facing down, but figured it would mess up the vpp sweet spot etc.BLS439 said:Dusty,
Was that a replacement part or did you buy it? How was it to install?
- I must have missed that Thread, I've known it's been doable for months.screamingbunny said:Cool everyones been saying that isn't possible. Whaddit' cost? LT or XC link? Did you hold the old and new links together to make sure the holes where in the same spot?
Yes it is a Push'd AVA and it rides great. They have a special vpp valving kit that they installed but I'm not sure I feel much difference in performance. You see, I'm a believer that the suspension design should do as much of the platform work as possible, so I'm surprised that the rp3 isn't feeling great(assuming you have it set on easiest platform). I have actually been surfing ebay for an rp3 to save a little weight and ride what is "supposed to be" the latest and greatest shock. I might be interested in a test ride trade, if you are.bbalka said:I bought the Ti link and a bearing kit a couple of weeks ago. Waiting to install it hopefully this week. Is that a Pushed Fox AVA? If so how do you like it? I currently am trying a Fox RP3 and it is a nice shox. I don't know if it is the VPP or what but the stable platform of the RP3 makes the bike seem really stiff. I have been wondering about Pushing my existing AVA. A friend just Pushed his Fox Float 100 RLC and loves it. He said it really is a much better fork.
My Blur is a first run, and yes I cracked the original upper link in 3 places. The replacement for it showed no signs of cracking. Stiffer link = less flex = no cracks.rpet said:Is that link really supposed to be more stiff?? Or is it supposed to be *less* stiff, and therefore won't crack? I believe that Ti gives more than Al, and that part doesn't look designed to be stiff.
Furthermore, I've heard that some of the old links have cracked on older Blurs (classic blurs being ridden a little beyond their intended usage, that is).
I have the old link on my 4x... no issues with it so far.